Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine


Chinese hibiscus





Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Cultivated red hibiscus, Garden rosemallow, Hawaiian hibiscus, Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Red hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Shoe-flower, Shoe plant


Hibiscus rosa sinensis L., Hibiscus rosa sinesis L.


foliage, Inner bark

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Ache, Aches, Adstringent, alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Antispasmodic, aperient, Aphrodisiac, Astrigent, Astringent, Cataplasm, catharic, Cathartic, compress, convulsive state, Coolant, cooling, cosmetic, Cramp, cramps, Demulcent, Emetic, emollient, Emollients, erythremia and cellulitis, fomentation, Increases sexual desire, induce vomiting, Laxative, mitigating, Moisturizers, movements of the bowel, Pain, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain-relieving, Pains, pain stilling, palliative, polisher, poultice, purgative, Refrigerant, Refrigerent, relax spasms, spasm, Spasmolytic, vomitive

Women's diseases

Absence of a menstrual period, Amenorrhea, Amenorrhœa, Amenorrhoea, encourages menstruation, Erratic periods, Irregular cycles, Irregular menstruation, irregular period, Irregular periods, promote the onset of menstruation, Regulate menstruation

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Cyprus, Phytomedical use in Samoa, Phytomedical use in the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana), Used in Bangladesh


 ascorbic acid, Calcium, fat, Fibres, Hentriacontane, iron, Niacin, Nitrogen, phosphorus, Quercetin, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, water, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn3366

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